Kauri Coast, Dargaville

11 hours ago

Controversial Dome Valley landfill approved following split vote

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

The controversial proposal to build a landfill in Auckland’s Dome Valley has been approved, despite stiff opposition.

Waste Management New Zealand will construct and operate the 60-hectare landfill on its 1000-hectare site after the project was granted resource consent on Monday.

A panel of … View more
The controversial proposal to build a landfill in Auckland’s Dome Valley has been approved, despite stiff opposition.

Waste Management New Zealand will construct and operate the 60-hectare landfill on its 1000-hectare site after the project was granted resource consent on Monday.

A panel of independent commissioners, who heard evidence from the applicant, submitters, mana whenua and 20 Auckland Council specialists on the proposal, were split in their final decision.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

15 minutes ago

Time to upskill or reskill?

Competenz

Since the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships … View moreSince the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships programme.

Sign-up with Competenz to find your apprenticeship.
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9 hours ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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We've got something for everyone; whether you want the day's top news in two minutes flat, a wrap of the latest rugby action, travel deals and giveaways, gorgeous home … View more
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10 hours ago

What's On: SALT – Suicide Support Group

Kayleen from Orewa

A safe place to rest, share or simply find companionship if suicide or mental unwellness is affecting you in any way. Sufferer, parent, grandparent, sibling, friend, co-worker. Facebook @saltsuicidesupportgroup contactusatsalt@gmail.com.
SALT – Suicide Support Group
  • Salvation Army Hibiscus Coast
10 hours ago

What's On: Salvation Army Seniors Day Out

Kayleen from Orewa

Seniors Day Out. Join us for our monthly day out 10.30am-2.30pm. Early expressions of interest are essential for this wonderful occasion. A new Auckland destination every month. Phone Kayleen 0276475000
Salvation Army Seniors Day Out
  • Salvation Army Hibiscus Coast
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13 hours ago

What's On: The Northern Jazz Sunday Jazz

Silke from Tikipunga

Presenting John Leigh Calder Quartet , John Calder, vocals, double bass; Alex Ward, piano; Jimmy Garden, tenor sax and Cam Sangster, drums. Admission Members 10, Non Members 15 cash only
The Northern Jazz Sunday Jazz
  • Flames Restaurant & Bar
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14 hours ago

What's On: Serving Spoons Free Community Lunch

Nicola from Orewa

Please come along to enjoy a delicious meal and some friendly company. Held on the last Monday of the month. All welcome!
Serving Spoons Free Community Lunch
  • St John’s Church Hall
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16 hours ago

Wiltshire ewe lambs

Penny from West Coast Northland

3 young Wiltshire girls looking for new pastures.
Tame, self shedding, no dagging needed, good feet, great mothers. Born August '20 $160 each, prefer they all went to same home. Buyer will need to collect. Photo taken February when they were shedding so they have grown since then. … View more
3 young Wiltshire girls looking for new pastures.
Tame, self shedding, no dagging needed, good feet, great mothers. Born August '20 $160 each, prefer they all went to same home. Buyer will need to collect. Photo taken February when they were shedding so they have grown since then. Thanks for reading

Price: $480

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16 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Policing social media

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi Whangārei,

Three tools have been trialled or used by Police to search publicly available information during investigations, but they will not reveal which ones.

Some of these have sparked controversy overseas, including one tool that was used to track Black Lives Matter protesters or … View more
Hi Whangārei,

Three tools have been trialled or used by Police to search publicly available information during investigations, but they will not reveal which ones.

Some of these have sparked controversy overseas, including one tool that was used to track Black Lives Matter protesters or monitor electronic chatter.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has defended using these digital tools, and faced criticism for it, with digital rights groups worried online surveillance is escalating.

Auckland technologist Andrew Chen has argued police need to more transparent when deploying a tool and its justification.

Police said the 2020 stocktake was a "snapshot" only and was only revealing what it could to build public confidence.

What do you think about this approach? Find out more by clicking the 'Read More' button. You can share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community paper.

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1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Hi Neighbours,
Make use of our free recruitment service and advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz. We have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your business.
Enquire through our online job board and our team will be in touch, easy!

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1 day ago

Mid Winter Sale now on at Red Cross in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

Many items have been reduced for the winter sale now on in Dargaville. Come and see us at 48 Victoria Street in Dargaville.

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1 day ago

What's On: Toastmasters

Judy from Arkles Bay

Learn public speaking and leadership skills as you have fun with a supportive group. Fortnightly on Tuesday's
Toastmasters
  • Hibiscus Coast Bridge Club
1 day ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

A meeting of like-minded people who are interested in healing the mind, body & soul. $5 Door Contribution (non-profit group). For details Ph: 027 2399182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
1 day ago

What's On: Qigong for Health & Healing

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

On every Friday morning join us for 1 hour of Qigong, focusing on gentle movement, meditation and health. Open to all. $5. Contact Paula 027 2399182 for info
Qigong for Health & Healing
  • Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Room
2 days ago

RMHC® New Zealand Annual Appeal

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. Find out more

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